Paul Zacharia

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Paul Zacharia
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Paul Zacharia at Kollam
Born 1945 (Age 70)
Kottayam, Kerala, India
Occupation Short Story Writer, Novelist and essayist
Language Malayalam
Nationality Indian
Notable awards Sahitya Akademi

Paul Zacharia (born 1945) is a Malayalam short-story writer, novelist and essayist. Born in Urulikkunnam in Kottayam district in Kerala, India, Zacharia lives in Trivandrum.

Literary career[edit]

His works have been translated into English and other languages. He is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. Recognised as Heterodox in style, Zacharia's short stories and novels are similarly radical in theme. His prose is devoid of sentiment, and he is constantly experimenting technically. The Library of Congress has thirteen works by Zacharia in their collection. His criticism of religious fundamentalism, and his airing of concern over the 'hijacking' of religious figures such as Mata Amritanandamayi, has led to severe criticism of his writing by the organizations of the Sangh Parivar.[1][not in citation given]


In Malayalam[edit]

  1. Salaam America: kathakal, DC Books, Kottayam (Kerala), India,1998
  2. Aarkariyam: kathakal, Current Books, Kottayam (Kerala), India, 1998
  3. Kannadi Kanmolavum: kathakal, DC books, Kottayam (Kerala), 2000
  4. Zachariayude Kathakal, DC Books, Kottayam (Kerala), India 2002
  5. Enthundu Vishesham Peelathose, DC Books, Kottayam (Kerala), India 1996
  6. bhaskarapattelarum ente jeevithavum: Novella, DC books, Kottayam (Kerala)
  7. Praise the lord: Novella
  8. Ishtikayum aashariyum: Novella
  9. Ithanente Peru: Novella
  10. shanthanuvinte pakshikal;kathakal
  11. Urulikkunathe Luthiniya;katha

In English[edit]

  1. Bhaskara Pattelar and Other Stories, Manas books, Chennai, 1992
  2. Reflections of a Hen in Her Last Hour and Other Stories, Penguin books, New Delhi, India, 1999
  3. Praise the Lord and Whats New, Pilate?: Two Novellas, Katha books, India, 2002


The following are some of the major awards received by Zacharia.


  1. ^ A saffron offensive

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